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The Escape Artist 

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A junior barrister celebrated for spiriting people out of tight legal corners represents an accused murderer.
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Series cast summary:
David Tennant ...  Will Burton 3 episodes, 2013
Toby Kebbell ...  Liam Foyle 3 episodes, 2013
Brid Brennan ...  Mary 3 episodes, 2013
Sophie Okonedo ...  Maggie Gardner 3 episodes, 2013
Tony Gardner ...  Trevor Harris 3 episodes, 2013
Anton Lesser ...  Richard Mayfield QC / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Gus Barry Gus Barry ...  Jamie Burton 3 episodes, 2013
Stephen Wight ...  Danny Monk 3 episodes, 2013
Jeany Spark Jeany Spark ...  Tara 3 episodes, 2013
Nicholas Woodeson ...  George Balfour QC / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Ashley Jensen ...  Kate Burton 2 episodes, 2013
Roy Marsden ...  Peter Simpkins / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Kate Dickie ...  Jenny 2 episodes, 2013
Faton Gerbeshi Faton Gerbeshi ...  Vadim / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Michael Cochrane ...  Judge 2 episodes, 2013
Monica Dolan ...  Eileen Morris 2 episodes, 2013
Patrick Ryecart ...  Gavin De Souza QC / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Jessica Ransom ...  Helen 2 episodes, 2013
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Revolves around Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. He is in high demand as he has never lost a case. But when his talents acquit the notorious prime suspect in an horrific murder trial, that brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results, not to mention a shocking twist in the tale. Written by BBC

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Even serial killers deserve a defense. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Michael Cochrane appeared in the Peter Davison Doctor Who episode "Black Orchid" See more »

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Remade as La main du mal (2016) See more »

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Compelling and Not Flawed
11 October 2016 | by randyruss72See all my reviews

This is one of the finest televised dramas I have ever seen. I was watching it on the TV channel that brings us wonderful British shows, Part 1, knowing that Part 2 would be aired the next week. About and hour into the telecast, the TV went dark and I looked about and there were no lights anywhere. We were undergoing a power outage. Determined to see the entire production, I ordered the DVD which I then did as gifts for film aficionados. I had no prior introduction to the work of David Tennant but was so impressed. Learning of his amazing career is a pleasure. He admires Derek Jacobi, an actor long admired in the States beginning with "I, Claudius." I was privileged to have drinks with Sir Derek in Stratford in the autumn of 1982 following his stellar performance in "The Tempest." He continues turning out marvelous performances.


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UK

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English

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2013 (UK) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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(3 parts)

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